Canada is best known for its glorious snowy backdrops and incredible natural scenery, but it has much more to offer than first meets the eye. Leave the hiking boots at home and immerse yourself in the animated and exciting cities of Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. Each is very different but wonderful in its own way; there will be something nestled in the culture of each metropolis to suit any traveller. |
Enjoy an endless array of activities in Toronto, treat yourself to the fashion delights of Vancouver and breathe in the charming history of Montreal on your most exhilarating city break yet. The best Canadian holidays merge the undeniable natural beauty of the country with its vibrant, buzzing cosmopolitan culture.
Toronto is Canada’s beating heart and the most internationally diverse city on the planet. Green spaces and skyscrapers coexist; this dynamic metropolis is alive with lights, culture and the activity of millions of residents. Visit the fabulous Royal Ontario Museum, which boasts a vast collection of natural history, archaeology and art, and explore Toronto’s enormous zoo, home to over 5,000 animals.
The real star of this city is the CN Tower which dwarfs everything beneath it. Venture up the structure (it’s almost 2,000 feet high) and reward yourself with panoramic views and an unbeatable meal at the revolving 360 Restaurant.
Vancouver is a notch down from Toronto’s relentless excitement; take an easy-going trip to this fascinating centre of cultural marvels. Explore this captivating city on foot to best enjoy the fantastic vistas and to get familiar with its friendly neighbourhoods. Get your keen eye for style ready while foraging through Vancouver’s marvellous vintage boutiques because you are bound to uncover some hidden gems to take home with you.
Alternatively, you can get stuck into the local culture and enjoy a spot of theatre, wander round an art show or bring your dance moves for the festivals. Canadian holidays to any city are guaranteed to introduce you to excellent dishes, but here you can sample some of the finest dining in the world or grab a fresh and tasty street food lunch. Whatever mood you’re in, Vancouver will mould to suit your needs.
If you’re looking for an even calmer experience with a stronger emphasis on history and architecture, this is the spot for you. Head to Old Montreal and treat yourself to a refreshing drink and delicious bite to eat in the ancient public square Place d’Armes while observing the city-goers rushing by. Embrace the architectural prowess of this stunning municipality with a trip to the town hall or the Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Chapel to take in the exquisite ceiling designs. Not just a heritage hotspot, Montreal also puts on amazing festivals to celebrate the buzzing art scene and, like the other Canadian centres, you will not be disappointed by the delightful cuisine on offer.
Canadian holidays exploring the wonders of the country’s lively cities are ideal for lovers of food, culture, festivities, incredible views and shopping. Canada’s cities have it all, so look no further for your next great trip.
Author Plate John Dixon is a luxury travel expert and Managing Director of Prestige Holidays. His award-winning team are highly experienced when it comes to putting together bespoke Canadian holidays, so whether you want to explore the impressive peaks of the Rockies or enjoy an immersive wildlife tour, you can rest assured that this company will provide you with a holiday to remember.
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